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Some tips for Students (new or exp!)

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Hi everyone! So I just discovered a few things that I really hope can help at least one of you! First of all I'd like to say I am in my first semester of pre-reqs, but have been a student for a few years (gen. ed classes, couldn't nail down a major!)

So here we go!

1) PRINTING on index cards with your (ready for this?!) PRINTER!!! I consider myself very tech-savvy but didn't even think of this until someone suggested it to me. I've got a template made for word and it's formatted all nicely, so if anyone would like it, let me know and I'd be very happy to send it your way!

2) STUDYSTACK.COM - This website I just discovered tonight and it's seriously a GODSEND!! Basically you upload information you would put on an index card (and if you printed them, just copy and paste the info from your word document) and it will set them up for you in question and answer form. NOT ONLY can it do this, FOR FREE!!.. but it will create study stacks, word matches, crosswords, matching, and other puzzles/games (even hangman!) for you to do. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs about 18 different ways to study in order to "get it" or not get bored!

3) GOOGLE!!! Even if my book explains something thoroughly and my teacher says something 18 times, I just have to see it or read it from someone else's words and it seems to *click* in my lil bitty brain! Anytime now that I don't understand something, I just Google this- define: put word here, and the definition comes up fast and it helps me finally understand.

4) Reading book ahead of time!! This is kind of common sense but up until now I had never done it. Before school started this semester I read all of the first chapters of my book, took my own notes (written down) then typed them up. I know I won't be able to do this always due to time constraints, but I will at least be able to skim and be familiar before class.

That's all for now, and I feel like I'm bragging/tooting my own horn which I don't mean to sound like.. Just trying to be helpful and share my JOY for the technology I have been using :)

Good luck to you all!

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itsmejuli works as a Home Care Supervisor.

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is your printer template online? if so please provide a link :)

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thanks A lot. very usefull links

Thanks Again

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justbee works as a Full-time student.

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Thanks for the tip about study shack. I completely agree about reading ahead, there's nothing worse than realizing that you've fallen behind and trying to play catch up right before a big test.

Best, L.

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Studystack.com looks pretty awesome. :) Thanks!

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Hey everyone! Sorry I'm just now posting it. Here is the link to my template (it's got some Chem stuff on it now.. ignore it! Unless of course something is wrong and you'd like to help a sister out..)

Enjoy!

*To print, put index cards in your printer then print ODD PAGES, then put cards in right order and print EVEN pages.* It should print correctly. If you have any problems, send me a message and I'd be glad to help!

APVocabWordsCHP2Chemistry.doc

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JaeLaw23 has 3, 13 years experience and works as a RN.

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thanks so much!!! i am taking a pharm class in a few weeks that require the student to make their own drug note cards... this template will help alot! :bow::yeah:

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staceym works as a RN, FNP student.

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+1 to reading the chapter ahead of time! It really helps understand and nail the information in your head. I'm a total convert of this method! I, too, take notes while reading then after class (or over the weekend while studying), I type up all my reading and lecture notes to drill the info in some more.

Studying everyday also makes the tests and quizzes THAT much easier and less stressful. It is really hard to commit yourself daily but an hour a day can seriously make a huge difference.

Good luck everyone!

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Lame has 1 years experience and works as a RN.

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THANKS!! I wish I knew about studyshack when I was taking micro! I made a ton of flash cards for that class & that website and your templates would have helped a lot.

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